Slate's Culture Gabfest on The Kids Are All Right, Jezebel vs. The Daily Show, and the art of authenticating a masterpiece

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July 14 2010 12:55 PM

The Culture Gabfest, "What's Your Provenance" Edition

Listen to Slate's culture podcast on The Kids Are All Right, Jezebel's fight with The Daily Show, and David Grann's New Yorker piece on the art of authenticating a masterpiece.


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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, June Thomas, and Julia Turner discuss the new summer comedy The Kids Are All Right and fight between the blog Jezebel and The Daily Show; they also have guest David Grann on to discuss his recent New Yorker piece on the science behind authenticating a masterpiece.

Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:

Watch the trailer for The Kids Are All Right and find it at a theater near  you.
Slate's Dana Stevens'  review and spoiler special  for The Kids are All Right.
Anthony Lane's  review  of the film in The New Yorker.
The young Mark Ruffalo in the film  You Can Count on Me.
The blog Jezebel takes issue with the "lady problems" on The Daily Show.
response  from the women of The Daily Show.
New York points out that women are really the wittiest in the world of  real news.
David Grann's latest in  The New Yorker on the man who finds fingerprints on works of art.
The Harry Moses documentary Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock.

The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:

June's pick: Dan Savage's  Savage Love Cast  podcast.
Julia's pick: The trailer for the soon to be released film  Red.
David's pick: The film  Get Him to the Greek.
Steve's pick:  The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder Madness and Obsession by David Grann.

Outro: Katy Perry's "Fingerprints"

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Posted by Jesse Baker on July 14 at 12:55 p.m.

Stephen Metcalf is Slate's critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.

Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate and a regular on Slate's Culture Gabfest podcast.



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